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Scrutiny process looking for residents’ views

ByDave Stopher

Feb 26, 2017

North Tyneside Council’s Scrutiny Process, which looks after the best interests of residents, is appealing for views.


Overview and Scrutiny plays an important role in how the authority makes decisions as it provides a ‘critical friend’ challenge by examining performance and value for money.


One of the main aims of the scrutiny process is to investigate matters that are of concern to the public. This is achieved through elected members looking into issues of concern and making recommendations to decision makers on how services could be improved.


Residents and service users within North Tyneside are therefore invited to submit ideas for what they feel needs to be improved.


The Overview, Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee lead six themed sub-committees responsible for scrutinising a wide range of council services.


Each year they agree a programme of topics to investigate, which can include a wide range of services used by residents and visitors to North Tyneside.  Recent examples include reviews of permit parking and bereavement services.


All suggestions will be considered and this feedback will work towards helping elected members focus on what services should be considered throughout 2017/18.


Anyone interested can submit their ideas by emailing democraticsupport@northtyneside.gov.uk or by calling (0191) 643 5313 but please be aware that scrutiny does not look at individual concerns or complaints.